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Al-Karaouine Mosque and University, Fez Medina, Morocco

FEZ, MOROCCO - 2ND FEBRUARY 2018 - Al-Kairouine Mosque and University, Fez Medina, Morocco.

Abdelfettah Bougchouf, the library’s curator, reads from a 12th Century copy of ‘the Miracle of Medicine’ by Ibn Tufail, the only remaining copy in the world.

The Marinid dynasty expanded the Al-Karaouine library in 1359, adding a large space stacked with more than 20,000 hand-written books dating from the early Middle Ages. It also includes 4,000 rare texts and manuscripts.

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FEZ, MOROCCO - 2ND FEBRUARY 2018 - Al-Kairouine Mosque and University, Fez Medina, Morocco.<br />
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Abdelfettah Bougchouf, the library’s curator, reads from a 12th Century copy of ‘the Miracle of Medicine’ by Ibn Tufail, the only remaining copy in the world.  <br />
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The Marinid dynasty expanded the Al-Karaouine library in 1359, adding a large space stacked with more than 20,000 hand-written books dating from the early Middle Ages. It also includes 4,000 rare texts and manuscripts.